San Fernando Valley Business Journal


Par for the Course?

Sports complex in Studio City eyed for senior housing.Development: Will the Weddington Golf and Tennis Club become a senior living facility or a park?

By Elliot Golan September 8, 2014 midnight   $$ Share

Alfred Mann Selling Off Valley-Area Business Parks

Real Estate: Biotech billionaire cashing out in Sylmar, Valencia.

Real Estate: Billionaire Alfred Mann is selling off his industrial parks in Santa Clarita and Sylmar.

Taking a Chomp Out of Child Labor

Supply chain: Executive at Nestle’s Glendale offices helps lead initiative.

Supply Chain: Nestle USA in Glendale has a plan to grow a sustainable cocoa supply.

Business Groups All Aboard on Mountain Tunnel

Transportation: An alternate route for high-speed rail would tunnel under the San Gabriel Mountains.

No FX. Something Truly Special

Autistic young adults gain experience on graphics, visual effects.

Education: A Valley vocational school for autistic young adults proves a hit in Hollywood.

Doctors Bills Are Tough – For Doctors

New book aims to assist physicians with paperwork nightmare.

Health Care: Medical bills pose a problem for doctors as much as for their patients.

When All Natural Is High Tech

Derma E says its ‘full spectrum’ Vitamin E is real skin pleaser.

Innovation: “Full spectrum” Vitamin E is the key to Derma E’s new skincare line.

The Number

The Number: How the Law of Large Numbers applies to local unemployment figures.

Charged All the Way

Technology: Technocel moves to bigger offices as cell-phone accessories sales grow.

Technology: Tylt hopes to upend the electronic accessories market with wireless chargers.

NetSol Scores Sweet Deal for Its Leasing Software

Automotive: Calabasas firm hopes $16 million contract will put troubles behind it.

Automotive: Despite a rash of lawsuits, NetSol’s fortunes turn a corner.

West Coast Cool

Former Fannie Mae CEO Mike Williams left the Washington D.C. maelstrom behind to lead Valley lender Prospect Mortgage.

Q&A: Mike Williams, former chief exectutive at Fannie Mae, now runs Prospect Mortgage in Sherman Oaks.

Fireman’s Brew Burning Up Prime Time TV

Retail & Hospitality: Canoga Park brewer lands placement in ‘Ray Donovan’ drama.

After appearing on “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mike & Molly” last season, Fireman’s Brew Inc. beer is heading to Showtime’s hit crime drama “Ray Donovan.”

Putting Quick Back in the Urgent Care Concept

Health Care: Northridge clinic works out deal to see business employees faster.

In a health care system where even a slight injury or sickness can wipe out an entire workday, Dr. Bardia Anvar decided to find a way to recoup some of that lost productivity.

Comedy Duo Smiling Over Move to East Valley

RealL Estate: Tim & Eric of Adult Swim get office near Burbank Media District.

A well-known comedy duo responsible for several shows on Cartoon Network’s late night Adult Swim series have relocated from Hollywood to Glendale.

around the valleys

News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley

AmaWaterways has added two vessels, the AmaSerena and AmaVista, to its fleet.


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Market Watch Summary

Stocks showed modest gains in the two-week period ended Sept. 3 as the U.S. economy showed signs of improvement with high demand for autos and aircraft.

Jump On the Bullet Train?

From the Newsroom: Skepticism wanes for high-speed rail.

The Corporate Neighbor Next Door

Advocacy group argues that rise of corporate landlords in single-family neighborhoods creates new risks.

Op-Ed: Rise of the corporate landlords.

Minimum Wage, Maximum Job Losses

Op-Ed: warnings for minimum wage hikes.

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Making Waves

Valencia offices playing key role in resurgent Cunard Line

Tourism: Historic cruise line Cunard proves an old company can learn new marketing tricks.

ReachLocal Grabs CEO

Internet: Woodland Hills marketer gets turnaround exec.

Internet: The evolution of online marketing has left ReachLocal playing catch-up.

FX Startup Defies Reality

Entertainment: Industry veteran bucks closure trend.

Entertainment: Origin Digital Studios hopes to defy the trend of closures among FX firms.

Mixed-Use With City of San Fernando Twist

Development: A mixed-use project in San Fernando draws mixed reviews from city officials.

Peanuts? Nah, I Want The Tri-Tip

Pilot invests in cable show on best vittles at community airports.

Aviation: A new cable TV show features restaurants at small airports across the country.